Build A Cremation Cask
Build a cremation cask is post about More Woodworking Projects bookmarked by milton with ID 14114510035 was uploaded on 15-04-2019 and has been viewed 260,302 times.
Over the years I've made pet cremation urns and boxes for friends who've lost pets.In 2010 I had a request from a dear cousin for his own cremation cask.He knew he was dying after a long battle with cancer.
It took a couple tries to get a good, sound design that I felt comfortable with.Along with a sound design, size is a major consideration.As it turns out, there is a formula for volume you can use.VOLUME CALCULATION.
Let's start with the volume calculation.It turns out the cremation process removes all the water - about 60% of body mass.Then, the heat reduction of the other elements results in about 1 cubic inch of material per pound of body weight.
So, a person weighing 180 pounds requires about 180 cubic inches inside their cremation casket or urn.One final word - don't go overboard, but it's probably better to error on the high side - well, just in case… Here's a formula you can use - it's just a bit of simple algebra: L x W x H = V - that is - Length x Width x Height = Volume.
An applied example for, say, 180 cubic inches...